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Special Events: The Black Screen Heritage Conference

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Friday 31st July, Imperial War Museum, London

Conference 9.30-6.00pm (Screening TBC 6.30-8.00pm)

Cost £20 (£15 conc) Lunch and Conference Pack provided.

The Black Screen Heritage Conference will be the first event to bring together archive professionals from across the country to discuss the issues involved in creating accessible collections relating to Black British heritage, share knowledge and create a map of activity in this area.

With presentations from both archivists and Black cultural organisations, the day will offer ideas for approaching key issues from finding footage, to cataloguing, and working collaboratively with communities to create new ways of accessing the material. We hope that we can help to create the groundwork for a more co-ordinated approach across the sector.

Who should attend? Moving image archivists and curators from all public and commercial collections who wish to reach a broader audience and keep their collections relevant to today’s communities; non-specialist archivists from collections holding film wishing to open up their film resources; black cultural organisations interested in working with film; film curators keen to expand their programmes and reach new audiences; community arts workers and audience development managers.

Organised by Film London, the event is in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, Yorkshire Film Archive and supported by Skillset. Bookings- Further information: Tracey Joseph – Film London (tracey.joseph@filmlondon.org.uk) 020 7613 7607

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